Personnel: Johnny Adams (vocals, guitar, trombone); Lisa Foster (vocals); Wayne Bennett, Renard Poche, Elijah Rodgers (guitar); Bill "Foots" Samuel (soprano, alto, tenor & baritone saxophones); Terry Tullos (trumpet, flugelhorn); Ernie Gautreau (trombone); Craig Wroten (keyboards); Darrel Francis, Sr. (bass); Wilbert "Stix" Arnold (drums); Elaine Foster, Sharon Foster (background vocals).
Recorded at Studio Solo, Slidell, Louisiana in June & July 1985. Includes liner notes by Ben Sandmel.
Personnel: Johnny Adams (vocals, guitar, violin, trombone); Lisa Foster (vocals, background vocals); Renard Poch?, Wayne Bennett (guitar); Bill "Foots" Samuel (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, alto horn); Terry Tullos (trumpet, flugelhorn); Ernie Gautreau (trombone, valve trombone); Craig Wroten (keyboards); Wilbert "Junkyard Dog" Arnold (drums); Sharon Foster, Elaine Foster, E.L.S. (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: David Farrell .
Recording information: Studio Solo, Slidell, LA (06/1985-07/1985).
Photographer: Lee Crum.
Unknown Contributor Role: Johnny Adams.
New Orleans soul legend Adams' second album for Rounder is slightly less traditional than its predecessor, which features mostly urbane blues out of the school of Charles Brown. Here, he more or less goes '80s, with commercial-sounding funk-lite backings featuring an occasional synth in place of piano and organ. Fortunately, the songs--by the likes of Doc Pomus and John Hiatt--are still first-rate, and Adams' phrasing and mastery of dynamics remain astonishing. Adams also contributes lead guitar on the bluesy "Garbage Man"; unsurprisingly, he plays much the way he sings, with a wonderful liquid tone and extremely sophisticated jazz phrasing.